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Barring some sort of trade deal between the U.S. and China that will result in the removal of Huawei's name from the U.S. Entity List, it appears that the company will have to stuff the upcoming Huawei Mate 30 line with its own OS and app store. According to XDA, the manufacturer is trying to get developers to help it fill up the AppGallery storefront found on Huawei's EMUI interface by having them publish their Android apps in the AppGallery. In an email to these developers, Huawei points out that its store is found on all 350 million phones Huawei has shipped over the last two years (half of them delivered outside of China). The App Gallery, according to the email, has 270 million active monthly users.


If it can sell enough developers on the AppGallery, Huawei is hoping that it will be able to offer its customers a decently stocked Google Play Store alternative. In the email, Huawei promises developers "full support" to help them publish their Android app in the AppGallery along with free membership in a community made up of 560,000 fellow developers.

"Subject: [OFFICIAL] Invitation to join Huawei AppGallery

Cher XXX team,

In the last 2 years, Huawei shipped over 350M phones, about half of them in western markets.
All Huawei phones have our official AppStore “AppGallery” preloaded globally, with 270 million monthly active users.
We realized that your great Android App XXX is not yet published in our AppGallery.
In order to guarantee a smooth usage of your App for our users, Huawei is committed to provide you with full support, to help you publish your App into AppGallery.
We would therefore like to invite you to join our 560k developers community for free, in our Huawei Developer portal."-Email from Huawei to Android app developers


 

 

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